We have been fortunate to work with a number of innovative, growing and award winning customers. See their comments and feedback below.
ISO Accredited Management Systems
To assist with a planned and structure growth Korrie Mechanical & Plumbing identified the need for a Quality Management System to ensure that the business, together with their branches operated on a uniform basis. The aim was to introduce a Quality Management System that was tailored to suit our business, user friendly and not too onerous. We approached Archie at Practically Green with this remit / challenge. Not only did Archie embrace this challenge he created the idea of developing an Integrated Management System to incorporate Quality Management (ISO9001), Environmental (ISO14001) and Health & Safety ( BS OHSAS 18001).
Archie prepared the foundation for the Integrated Management System and together we developed and populated the processes and procedures to suit the operation of our business. We achieved accreditation for all disciplines in September 2017.
Archie Prentice was instrumental and invaluable in the preparation and development of our systems. Our accreditation is testament to Archie’s knowledge, guidance , but probably above all patience and perseverance.
Peter Corbett, Operations Director, Korrie Mechanical & Plumbing.
We approached Archie at Practically Green Ltd to develop the business’s Integrated Management System. Having spent time learning about our operations, Archie worked with us to prepare a suite of bespoke draft documents, flow charts etc for our review. Archie finalised these then arranged the ISO stage 1 audits which we passed. We are about to have our ISO stage 2 audit. From the start Archie’s had a very hands on approach giving practical and pragmatic support which has been invaluable in helping us work towards these ISO accreditations.
Nigel Coulshed, Owner, Nereus Environmental Ltd
Environmental and Sustainability/Corporate and Social Responsibility
“Practically Green offered the perfect all-encompassing solution for us to evaluate our environmental credentials, communicate that on to our guests and formulate it all into meaningful data for the relevant authorities. This culminated in us receiving the highest recognition in an environmental award scheme much faster than was generally accepted as possible. Practically Green have coined their business name for a reason: they offer practical advice and lucid reporting without being cumbersome or in any way restrictive to their client’s business. Ideal.”
Mike Spencer-Nairn, Owner of Eagle Brae
“Archie Prentice at Practically-Green Ltd provided us with extremely helpful advice. His work was delivered to a very high standard and in good time and we are very grateful for his professionalism“
Rod Christie, Galbraith
“Archie Prentice at Practically Green Ltd was contracted to help Home Energy Scotland deliver a business support programme across the highlands and islands aimed at reducing transport costs and emissions together with promoting sustainable transport options for businesses. Archie played a significant role in recruiting organisations for the programme and became a key resource delivering activity and liaising with project staff to develop reporting and analytical tools. Archie adapted to different operating and reporting requirements and played a vital role in helping us to deliver this service”.
Bob Grant, Centre Manager, Home Energy Scotland
“Archie has recently taken on a role with our company where his is advising and mentoring people in our business as well providing quality material to help our business improve our environmental awareness and reduce our carbon footprint”.
Donnie Fraser, Managing Director, Korrie Group
“Working with Practically Green was stress free with good communication and all deadlines were met on time. We are very happy with the quality of work produced and are confident that it met our clients specifications. We would definitely look to work with Practically Green again should the need arise”.
Katie Calder, Commercial Director, Northern Recycling Solutions
“Archie recently put together a document for me on environmental issues for a new business concept i needed to pitch to a judging panel, the document was detailed and informative and just what i needed to enhance the business concept”!
Michelle Russell, Owner, Snow Marketing
“Archie approached SAC to partner him on a feasibility study. He project managed this work which went very efficiently, communicating regularly with us and making sure there was no unnecessary work and bureaucracy. I was very pleased with the final report and its findings and the experience of working with Archie”.
Dr Alex Sinclair, SAC Aberdeen.
Thank you for your help in developing our Carbon Management Plan, and for assisting us through the programme. I found the process informative and I look forward to enacting the measures identified. I also look forward to working with you on future projects and to benefitting from some of the other services that you can offer.
Matt Stevenson, Owner, Carbon Dynamic
“MAKAR Ltd has had a close association with Archie and his organisation for the past two years during which time we have developed our Carbon Management Plan. We have found the advise offered to us by Archie on a wide range of carbon issues consistently comprehensive, knowledgeable and enthusiastically delivered. I would not hesitate to recommend his organisation to others undertaking work on this critically important area of activity”.
Neil Sutherland, Owner, MAKAR and Neil Sutherland Architects
“I have recently commissioned Archie for a Carbon Footprint analysis of an international gathering I was organising in Denmark for Gaia Education and he has delivered a deep, detailed report, pointing to relevant ways of offsetting regionally”.
May East, Chief Executive at CIFAL Scotland, Chief International at Gaia Education, UNITAR Fellow
“I was very happy with the analysis provided by Practically Green for my event. The graphical presentations on the day generated interest in the issue, and, more importantly, the subsequent report pointed out where changes could be made to reduce our carbon footprint of future events.”
Public Sector manager organising a national conference